Bill Knight

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General Information

Name: Bill Knight

Pen Name: None

Born: 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa



Illinois Connection

Knight is a graduate of Carthage High School in Illinois, Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois-Springfield. He currently resides in Elmwood, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Knight is a retired Journalism professor from Western Illinois University. He taught journalism for more than 20 years at the university, all the while remaining an award-winning active columnist, radio commentator and author.

He writes twice-weekly columns for newspapers in Pekin, Peoria, Monmouth, Galesburg, Kewanee and Macomb. He is an author, has edited Rick Johnson Rader: Tin Cans, Squeems & Thudpies and Horse Shoe Bottoms and is a featured weekly commentator on Western's Tri States Public Radio.

Published Works

  • Fair Comment: Essays on the Air, Mayfly Productions, 2003
  • Video Almanac, Mayfly Productions, 2003
  • Naked Came the Farmer, Mayfly Productions, 1998 - written with Philip Jose Farmer, David Everson, Jerry Klein, Julie Kistler, Nancy Atherton, Steven Burgauer, Joel Steinfeldt, Joseph Flynn, Terry Bibo
  • Eye of the Reporter, Western Illinois University, 1997
  • R.F.D. Notebook, Mayfly Productions, 1994
  • R.F.D. Journal, Mayfly Productions, 1993
  • R.F.D., Mayfly Productions, 1992

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Fair Comment: Essays on the Air

ISBN: 0962461385
Release Date: 1999-05

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Video Almanac

ISBN: 0962461393
Release Date: 2003-09-02

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Naked Came the Farmer

ISBN: 0962461377
Release Date: 1998-05

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Eye of the Reporter

ISBN: 0934312095
Release Date: 1997-06

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R.F.D. journal

ISBN: 0962461326
Release Date: 1993

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Bill Knight on WorldCat

Bill Knight on Amazon


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